NCAA Elite Eight Preview: Baylor Bears vs. Duke Blue Devils

by Dirty on March 28, 2010

The Baylor Bears and the Duke Blue Devils will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Reliant Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Devils listed as 5-point favorites versus the Bears, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Baylor advanced to the Elite Eight on Friday with a convincing 72-49 victory over St. Mary’s. Baylor covered the 5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 141.5.

LaceDarius Dunn netted 23 points to lead Baylor, and Tweety Carter had 14 points in the win.

Kyle Singler poured in 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Duke defeated Purdue 70-57 on Friday in the Sweet 16. Duke covered the 8.5-point spread, while the 127 points went UNDER the posted total of 127.5.

Jon Scheyer netted 18 points for Duke and Nolan Smith added 15 in the win.

Current streak:
Baylor has won 3 straight games.
Duke has won 7 straight games.

Team records:
Baylor: 28-7 SU, 18-10 ATS
Duke: 32-5 SU, 21-14-1 ATS

Baylor most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Duke most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Purdue are 1-1
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Baylor is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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